Newcastle United F.C.

association football club in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Newcastle United Football Club is an English football club in Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle play in the Premier League. Currently managed by Eddie Howe since 2021.[source?]

Newcastle United
Full nameNewcastle United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Magpies
Founded9 December 1892; 131 years ago (1892-12-09)
GroundSt James' Park
OwnersPublic Investment Fund
PCP Capital Partners
RB Sports & Media
ChairmanYasir Al-Rumayyan
ManagerEddie Howe
LeaguePremier League
2021–22Premier League, 11th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season
St. James' Park in 2007, looking at the Leazes End (officially called the Sir John Hall Stand)

Board change

Role Name
Chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan
Directors Amanda Staveley
Jamie Reuben
Alexander Lukinson
Abdulmajid Ahmed Alhagbani
Asmaa Mohammed Rezeeq
Sporting Director Dan Ashworth
Chief Executive Officer Darren Eales
Chief Financial Officer Simon Capper
Chief Commercial Officer Peter Silverstone
Global Ambassador Alan Shearer

Bids to Buy Newcastle (2021) change

Bin Zayed Group’s managing director Midhat Kidwai had bid to buy the club. Ashley rejected his offer. He placed another one once again in 2021. Ashley once again rejected his offer. Kidwai once again place an offer but Staveley stepped in and placed an offer alongside PIF’s governor Al-Rumayyan and Reuben.

Clubs official change

Public Investment Fund PCP Capital Partners RB Sports & Media
Chairman Chief executive officer Chief financial officer
Yasir Al-Rumayyan Darren Eales Simon Capper
Sporting director Chief commercial officer Director
Dan Ashworth Peter Silverstone Abdulmajid Ahmed Alhagbani
Global ambassador Director Director
Alan Shearer Asmaa Mohammed Rezeeq Amanda Staveley
Director President Director
Jamie Reuben John Hall Mehrdad Ghodoussi
First team
Eddie Howe
Assistants Managers
Jason Tindall Graeme Jones

History change

Newcastle United was formed in 1892 after the two rival clubs Newcastle West End and Newcastle East End grouped together. They have played their matches at the ground St.James' Park ever since. This ground holds 52,000 people, and is one of the biggest in England. It is located just inside the centre of Newcastle.

Newcastle originally played in red shirts and white shorts. In fact, there was a kit clash in their very first League match, away to the then-named Woolwich Arsenal. The home side wore red, so Newcastle played in their change kit of black and white stripes. A permanent switch to black and white soon followed, most likely to reduce kit clashes, and perhaps as a further attempt to appease West End fans. The decision was taken in 1894, as the minutes from the club meeting reveal: ‘It was agreed that the Club’s colours should be changed from red shirts and white knickers to black and white shirts (two inch stripe) and dark knickers.’.[2]

On the 24th day of May 2009 which was also the last day of the season, Newcastle were relegated to the second tier of English football, the Coca-Cola Championship. They returned to the top flight of English football, winning the Championship in the 2009/10 season. In the 2010/11 season, they finished mid-table. The club then went on to finish 5th place in the 2011/12 season.

On 17 July 2019, former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce was made manager on a three-year contract.[3] Bruce oversaw 13th and 12th-placed finishes during his first two seasons in charge, both of which were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On 7 October 2021, after 14 years as owner, Ashley sold the club to a new group of owners. The group was made up of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, RB Sports & Media and PCP Capital Partners.[4]

The club change

Traditionally the loudest support for the club came from the Gallowgate End - a stand in St. James' Park. This stand is where Alan Shearer once used to watch Newcastle play when he was a child.

The record transfer fee the club has paid is £17 million (around $30 million) for Michael Owen, in August 2005. Alan Shearer was the previous record transfer at £15 million, which was also the world's largest transfer fee when he signed in 1996.

The Newcastle United's number 9 shirt is one of the most famous shirts in the world. Legends such as Hughie Gallacher, Malcolm McDonald, Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer have worn the famous shirt.

League position change

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 11th
2001/02 Premier League 4th
2002/03 Premier League 3rd
2003/04 Premier League 5th
2004/05 Premier League 14th
2005/06 Premier League 7th
2006/07 Premier League 13th
2007/08 Premier League 12th
2008/09 Premier League 18th
2009/10 League Championship Champions
2010/11 Premier League 12th
2011/12 Premier League 5th
2012/13 Premier League 16th
2013/14 Premier League 10th
2014/15 Premier League 15th
2015/16 Premier League 18th
2016/17 League Championship Champions
2017/18 Premier League 10th
2018/19 Premier League 13th
2019/20 Premier League 13th
2020/21 Premier League 12th

Former position change

References change

  1. "Premier League Handbook Season 2015/16" (PDF). Premier League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. "A short history of Newcastle United's black and white stripes". Stuff by Paul Brown. 2011-03-25. Archived from the original on 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  3. "Sheffield Wednesday take legal advice after Newcastle appoint Steve Bruce". the Guardian. 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
  4. "PIF, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media acquire Newcastle United Football Club". Newcastle United Football Club. Retrieved 2021-10-13.